(Closed) don’t even know where to begin

posted 10 years ago in Beehive
Post # 3
62 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

First things to do: figure out how many people you want to invite and set a budget. Then figure out a general date that you would like to have it and start researching venues. Once you book a venue, your date will be set, and you can start looking into other stuff.

Post # 5
194 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

http://www.Ourweddingday.com  will send you weekly email reminders of what you should be working on and what tasks you should be working on in the near future. I found it useful to keep myself on track.

Post # 6
14 posts
  • Wedding: May 2008

hi minachoe! congrats! first off, I would probably stop watching that show! at least for a little bit, until you feel less overwhelmed. I know when I started planning, I felt swamped with ideas and expectations from other people and other weddings. Secondly, spend some time thinking about what is really important to you and your fiance. Set a budget! Think about a guest list, decide what things you want to splurge on and what things are less important that you can save on, don’t worry about the little details until you have a bigger picture in mind! Oh! and don’t worry – everyone feels overwhelmed, but it’s going to be amazing, and at the end of it all you’ll be married to the one you love most! All the best!

Post # 7
461 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

Congrats minachoe! I myself just started this whole wonderful planning thing and had to go to the doctor with panic attacks a month after my engagement (that has past). I agree with almostmrslucas , stop watching the wedding shows , just for. I started by giving my Fiance the task of making up his "guest list" just to get a general idea of realistic numbers. once you have that you can move on the venue , etc. DO figure out what is most important to you, but DON’T set everything beyond your reach.I’ve been at beautiful weddings under any budget. and remember the Bees are always here to help you!!! Don’t stress to much!! it’s normal  , you are not crazy!!

Post # 8
2292 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

I think the first things to decide are – When do you want the ceremony and How much money do you have/want to spend.  After you know that, you can start thinking about Where (because to book the Where you need to know When and How Much).  Then you can start thinking about things basically in the order you need to book them – photographer, caterer, dress, officiant, cake, flowers… the to-do lists on The Knot are actually pretty good as far as laying out all the possible components for you to consider, and giving you some idea of what order to attack them in.  Congratulations and good luck!  Fiance and I have been engaged five months and our folks are meeting for the first time on Sunday!

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